Summer 2006 Profile
Like many people, Ray found turning 50 depressing. He didn't want to stay in a rut, feeling like "life was over." Ray has never been "the physical type," and until his brother challenged him to run a 10K race in Puerto Rico in the winter of 2005-2006, Ray had never participated in sports at all. The Puerto Rico run energized him and helped him to see a way out of his mid-life funk. By taking on the NOVA challenge, he wants to prove that there is life past 50.
Ray's Race Results & Update
Are you still running, four months later?
What else has stayed with you?
What it all meant
Athletics were never a big thing for me. I was about as much of a couch potato as the average Joe out there. This marathon quest enabled me to prove that anyone, even me, could snap out of the rut of our daily existence and get into shape and do something that even kids 30 years younger tell you they cannot do! Nothing is impossible.
As we watch the seconds tick off on the great clock of our lifetimes, we can choose either to accept the deterioration that comes from neglect, or take control of our health and lives.
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